Myers Takes Fifth Championship;
Fireworks Between Tim Brown and Jonathan Brown at Bowman Gray
 

Jonathan Brown (53) fighting with Tim Brown (83) for the lead in the Carolina Farm Credit 150. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

(Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, NC) Burt Myers coasted to the championship on Saturday, dodging traffic and conserving points on his way to his fifth title in the GMAC Insurance Modified Series.
            When rain caused the cancellation of qualifying sessions for the Carolina Farm Credit 150, the lineup was determined by points standings – putting Myers on the pole. Normally starting up front would be the most desirable spot, but not for Myers during the season-ending event. His closest competitors and rivals would be right behind him and in prime position to shove Myers out of the way.
            Immediately, Myers fell back and let the front-runners slip by him. With a 73-point lead, Myers had the championship on his mind. “I just tried to play safe and put myself in the position to where I could win the championship,” said Myers, who wanted to make a dramatic dash for the checkered once his championship was secure. “My plan was to ride around, stay out of trouble - and then when enough cars fell out, I’d come in, get tires, and barrel to the front. But there were only about 15 or 20 laps to go when that happened, so we just rode it out,” said Myers.
            Myers ended up finishing 12th and claiming his fifth Stadium championship. “We had to look at the big picture. Track conditions were just terrible tonight. It’s the hardest 12th we’ve ever had, and it’s one of my worst finishes all year long,” said Myers. “I’ve won more championships than some of these guys have races. I’m blessed to be able to do that.”

Jonathan Brown celebrating in Winner’s Circle. photo by Eric Hylton Photography
            The historical significance of a Bowman Gray Stadium championship rushed over Myers, whose family has been an integral part of Stadium racing since its inception in 1949. “I met Perk Brown’s son earlier today, and he congratulated me for passing his father for career victories earlier this year. That kind of stuff means a lot when you know that his dad was a pioneer of the sport just like my grandfather was,” said Myers.
            But while Myers guarded his points, Jonathan Brown of Winston-Salem and Tim Brown of Rural Hall battled for the checkered flag.
            Tim Brown grabbed the lead at the very start of the race and held on for lap after lap. Jonathan Brown delivered some stout taps to his rear bumper, but the #83 of Tim Brown wasn’t shaken. For five restarts, Jonathan Brown took to the outside to try and overtake Tim Brown but was unsuccessful each time.
            But on the sixth restart, Tim Brown made an unprecedented and risky decision. Feeling that track conditions were much more favorable on the outside, Tim Brown chose to restart from the outside lane and not the inside lane. It was the first time in Stadium history that the race leader had opted to start from the outside. “Track conditions on the inside were way worse than they had been,” said Tim Brown.
            As the green flag waved for the restart, Jonathan Brown and Tim Brown raced hard for the lead. Jonathan Brown took advantage of the inside position given to him by Tim Brown, grabbing the top spot and going on to win.
            “I couldn’t figure out why Tim didn’t go to the outside earlier,” said Jonathan Brown about how poor the track conditions were on the inside. “The only option he had on the inside was to slide up into me, wash me out, and give himself a run”
            “Basically I just used the same thing against him,” said Jonathan Brown about taking the lead away from Tim Brown. “When he took the outside, I did the same thing. I got into one, slid out, and used him for a pick to turn the car and took off the same way he did me. I learned it from watching him do it to me.”
            Tim Brown was furious, feeling that Jonathan only took the lead due to dirty driving. “The 53 car [of Jonathan Brown] didn’t even try to turn, he just stuck me in the fence,” said Tim Brown. “You can’t race that car. I knew that. I should’ve done to him what he did to me. I try not to race that way.”

Burt Myers cheering with crew, family, and fans after winning his fifth championship. photo by Eric Hylton Photography

            Jonathan Brown’s victory in the Carolina Farm Credit 150 was something he said was going to happen one way or the other. “I can tell you this: There was no way Tim was going to win that race,” said Jonathan Brown. “I was leading it last year with four to go, and he turned me around between turns three and four. There was no way I was losing that race to him.”
            Tim Brown finished second in the race, giving him a second-place ranking in the points standings. Chris Fleming of Mount Airy finished right behind Brown: third place in the 150-lapper and third place in the final points standings.
            In the Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series, Mitch Gales of Thomasville grabbed the checkered flag in a wild race. Gales grabbed the lead after colliding with Zack Clifton of Walkertown. Tommy Neal of Walkertown finished second, with Kevin Neal of Walkertown coming in third.
            The Sportsman title goes to Robbie Brewer of Winston-Salem after he edged out Tommy Neal, who finished second in the points standings.
            Willie Wall of Lexington claimed the victory in the Q 104.1 Street Stock Series race. Rookie of the Year John Holleman of Winston-Salem finished second. John McNeal of Winston-Salem brings home the championship.
            In the Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series, Chris Lawing of King wins his first race of the season – and the championship in the process.

2011 FINAL POINTS STANDINGS

GMAC Insurance Modified Series Final Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

1

Burt Myers

652

56

2

83

Tim Brown

619

96

3

13

Chris Fleming

601

92

4

53

Jonathan Brown

598

100

5

4

Jason Myers

581

84

6

28

Joseph Brown

528

76

7

71

Dean Ward

428

32

8

59

Danny Bohn

425

88

9

69

Junior Miller

410

44

10

77

Lee Jeffreys

404

80

11

48

Brad Robbins

401

64

12

81

Austin Pack

375

8

13

23

Brian Loftin

363

0

14

5

Randy Butner

361

60

15

66

Ronnie Clifton

344

20

 

Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series Final Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

68

Robbie Brewer

637

64

2

21

Tommy Neal

626

96

3

86

Taylor Branch

616

88

4

05

Kyle Edwards

601

68

5

13

Luke Fleming

579

84

6

70

Gary Ledbetter

553

52

7

19

Michael Adams

536

80

8

72

Bryant Robertson

504

24

9

18

Kenny Bost

494

76

10

02

Derek Stoltz

486

32

11

16

Mitch Gales

479

100

12

12

Evan Duggins

417

60

13

3

Jeff Garrison

404

8

14

17

Kevin Neal

391

92

15

9

David Adams

379

28

 

Q 104.1 Street Stock Series Final Points Standings

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

99

John McNeal

670

64

2

9

Darren Cotner

606

72

3

4

John Holleman

584

96

4

27

Matt Cotner

572

56

5

25

Johnny Arnder

552

88

6

22

Brian Wall

474

24

7

32

Craig West

450

40

8

00

Donnie Martin

440

4

9

98

Billy Gregg

438

20

10

66

Whitney Clifton

420

60

11

55

Stephen Baker

410

68

12

1

David Sumner

396

16

13

21

Justin Taylor

396

80

14

13

Kevin Gilbert

346

48

15

23

Kris Hoots

334

0

 

Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series Final Points Standings

 

RANK

CAR

DRIVER

POINTS

GAINED
LAST EVENT

1

34

Chris Lawing

654

100

2

21

Michael Wells

644

88

3

69

Drew Moffitt

626

92

4

22

Jason Tutterow

616

68

5

39

Jimmy Absher

612

56

6

01

Jason Keaton

604

76

7

81

Chuck Wall

594

64

8

61

Charlie Curry

536

72

9

26

Derek Taylor

532

84

10

60

Ted Mickalowski

476

80

11

13

Jordan Fleming

474

40

12

17

Andy Southern

432

44

13

23

Kenny Dixon

422

32

14

93

Robert Collins

418

96

15

1H

Chase Hunt

418

36

 


 

RACE RESULTS 

GMAC Insurance Modified Series

Carolina Farm Credit 150: Modified Race – 150 laps

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

53

Jonathan Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

2

83

Tim Brown

Rural Hall, NC

3

13

Chris Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

4

59

Danny Bohn

Huntersville, NC

5

4

Jason Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

6

77

Lee Jeffreys

Wallburg, NC

7

28

Joseph Brown

Winston-Salem, NC

8

17

Johnny Sutton

Harrisburg, NC

9

79

Daniel Hemric

Kannapolis, NC

10

48

Brad Robbins

Winston-Salem, NC

11

5

Randy Butner

Pfafftown, NC

12

1

Burt Myers

Walnut Cove, NC

13

7

Bobby Reed

Clemmons, NC

14

6

Kevin Wilson

Elkin, NC

15

69

Junior Miller

Danbury, NC

16

75

Robert Jeffreys

Winston-Salem, NC

17

63

David Beck

Clemmons, NC

18

71

Dean Ward

Winston-Salem, NC

19

64

Steven Truell

Winston-Salem, NC

20

12

Mike Norman

Lewisville, NC

21

66

Ronnie Clifton

Walkertown, NC

22

33

Matt Caldwell

Arcadia, NC

23

3

Terry Gaither

Walkertown, NC

24

31

Austin Pack

Walkertown, NC

25

11

George Brunnhoezl III

West Babylon, NY

 

Webb Heating & A/C Co. Sportsman Series

Sportsman Race – 17 of 40 laps completed (time limit expired)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

16

Mitch Gales

Thomasville,NC

2

21

Tommy Neal

Walkertown, NC

3

11

Kevin Neal

Walkertown, NC

4

86

Taylor Branch

Lewisville, NC

5

13

Luke Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

6

19

Michael Adams

Yadkinville, NC

7

18

Kenny Bost

Kernersville, NC

8

92

Kyle Southern

King, NC

9

05

Kyle Edwards

King, NC

10

68

Robbie Brewer

Winston-Salem, NC

11

12

Evan Duggins

Rural Hall, NC

12

0

Steve Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

13

70

Gary Ledbetter

Lexington, NC

14

79

John Lain

Germanton, NC

15

81

Zack Clifton

Walkertown, NC

16

50

Barry Edwards

Pinnacle, NC

17

07

Danny Cornwell

Clemmons, NC

18

02

Derek Stoltz

Walkertown, NC

19

9

David Adams

Yadkinville, NC

20

72

Bryant Robertson

Lexington, NC

21

99

T.J. Moran

Yadkinville, NC

22

78

Noah Triplett

Tyro, NC

23

22

Todd Gray

Lexington, NC

24

3

Jeff Garrison

Clemmons, NC

25

30

Cody Evans

King, NC

26

1

Doug Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Q 104.1 Street Stock Series

Street Stock Race – 10 of 20 laps completed (time limit expired)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

2

Willie Wall

Lexington, NC

2

4

John Holleman

Winston-Salem, NC

3

18

Tim Vaden

Kernersville, NC

4

25

Johnny Arnder

Mount Airy, NC

5

16

Allen Henkel

Trinity, NC

6

21

Justin Taylor

King, NC

7

05

Spencer Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

8

9

Darren Cotner

King, NC

9

55

Stephen Baker

Kernersville, NC

10

99

John McNeal

Winston-Salem, NC

11

66

Whitney Clifton

Walkertown, NC

12

27

Matt Cotner

Rural Hall, NC

13

41

Frank Fritts

Kernersville, NC

14

47

Kevin Gilbert

Pfafftown, NC

15

8

K.J. Stimpson

Lewisville, NC

16

32

Craig West

Walkertown, NC

17

14

Randy Larimore

Walkertown, NC

18

39

David Thomas

Walkertown, NC

19

0

Shane Tuttle

Winston-Salem, NC

20

22

Brian Wall

Winston-Salem, NC

21

98

Billy Gregg

Winston-Salem, NC

22

1

David Sumner

Trinity, NC

23

44

Daniel Fishel

Greensboro, NC

24

94

Jeffery Wood

Southmont, NC

25

10

Jody Fritts

Winston-Salem, NC

26

00

Donnie Martin

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Freeman’s Auto Center Stadium Stock Series

Stadium Stock Race – 5 of 10 laps completed (time limit expired)

FINISH

CAR

DRIVER

HOMETOWN

1

34

Chris Lawing

King, NC

2

93

Robert Collins

Winston-Salem, NC

3

69

Drew Moffitt

Winston-Salem, NC

4

21

Michael Wells

Walkertown, NC

5

26

Derek Taylor

Yadkinville, NC

6

60

Ted Mickalowski

Mocksville, NC

7

01

Jason Keaton

Mocksville, NC

8

61

Charlie Curry

Lexington, NC

9

22

Jason Tutterow

Advance, NC

10

81

Chuck Wall

Clemmons, NC

11

62

Kevin Hedgecock

Thomasville, NC

12

39

Jimmy Absher

Rural Hall, NC

13

58

Brandon Brendle

Winston-Salem, NC

14

42

Phillip Wright

King, NC

15

17

Andy Southern

Winston-Salem, NC

16

13

Jordan Fleming

Mount Airy, NC

17

1H

Chase Hunt

Lexington, NC

18

23

Kenny Dixon

Pfafftown, NC

19

24

Stephen Sanders

Midway, NC

20

48

Bobby Smith

Lexington, NC

21

02

Wesley Thompson

Mocksville, NC

22

14

Ken Bridges

King, NC